What’s for breakfast? For a sweet tooth fix try this! Chocolate chia pudding with berry puree (perfect breakfast, snack or dessert) Ingredients: 1/2 cup chia seeds 4 cups almond milk (plain) 3- 4 tbsp Cocoa Powder – more if you like! 1 tbsp Maple Syrup* (optional- can use raw honey as well or for low sugar option use vanilla extract) 2-3 cups frozen berries Directions 1. In a bowl mix together Chia seeds and Almond milk and stir with a whisk or fork. Set aside for 10 minutes so it thickens. 2. In a small sauté pan cook frozen berries … Continue reading YUM! Chocolate Chia Pudding with Berry Puree
In this week’s episode of ‘The Whole Picture’ Push!fit coach Christine Chisholm speaks with Christine Line about the right kind of nutrition when aiming for fat loss. Click the link to watch: https://youtu.be/8ay-9pqZqIw
Okay so we’re heading into the Holiday season and I know for most of us that means lots of running around, reconnecting with loved ones and probably a LOT of…. food! It’s all good! I am Italian and I love me some good wine and delicious food – guilt free of course. 😉 Growing up in Italy and seeing food as a centrepiece for connection, I get how much joy it can bring to our lives. Good food, made from whole – locally sourced ingredients, cooked up with in the kitchen by someone who puts extra love into his/her cooking … Continue reading Boundless energy and true nourishment at your fingertips…
Why Do We Crave Sugar? According to Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD, a dietitian and American Dietetic Association (ADA) spokeswoman, sweet is the first taste that humans prefer from birth. Additionally, the human body runs on carbohydrates. Carbohydrates also, stimulate the release of the chemical serotonin, a natural mood booster. Furthermore, our preference to sweet things is constantly reinforced by constantly rewarding ourselves with sweet treats. Pairing our bodily need for carbohydrates and preference to sweet, it is no mystery that we all crave sugary foods. 1. Get Up and Move When a sugar craving hits, walk away. Try taking a … Continue reading 4 Tips to Curb Sugar Cravings!
SPICY THAI CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS 1 large red bell pepper 2 large carrots 2 medium cucumber 16 oz chicken (4 small or 2 large chicken breast) 1 bunch of cilantro 1/2 cup crunchy natural peanut butter 2 tablespoons GF low sodium tamari 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 teaspoon honey 2 cloves crushed garlic 1 lime 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes-adjust to heat preference! coconut oil Thoroughly coat grill or pan in coconut oil. Grill chicken for 10 minutes on each side. Remove from heat and slice into strips. To create the peanut dipping sauce, combine peanut butter, sesame oil, tamari, … Continue reading Spicy Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps
INGREDIENTS 16 oz lean flank steak 2 medium zucchinis 2 bell peppers Small wooden skewers Seasonings: cayenne, pepper, paprika, garlic INSTRUCTIONS Set oven to 405°F. Cut flank steak into 1” pieces and season with your choice of seasonings. Chop zucchini and bell pepper into 1” pieces. Assemble your kabobs, alternating between beef, bell pepper and zucchini. Place the assembled kabob on a baking sheet/pan and bake or grill for 8-12 minutes depending on how you like your steak. Serve with a large green side salad, with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar as dressing, and/or with … Continue reading RECIPE: Steak Kebabs!
Fresh & Zesty Shrimp Over Wild Rice 1 1⁄2 pounds jumbo shrimp (about 30-35 jumbo shrimp), peeled and deveined 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided 5 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tbsp lime juice (from 1 medium lime) 1⁄4 tsp ground cumin 4 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro salt and pepper to taste 1 Cup Wild Rice 2 Cups Organic Chicken or Veg Broth Bring 2 cups broth and wild rice to boil. Season with salt/pepper and splash of olive oil. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer over low heat for 15-18 minutes with the lid on tightly. Season the shrimp with … Continue reading Recipe: Fresh & Tasty Shrimp Over Wild Rice
Fresh & Zesty Shrimp Over Wild Rice Ingredients: 1 1⁄2 pounds jumbo shrimp (about 30-35 jumbo shrimp), peeled and deveined 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided 5 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tbsp lime juice (from 1 medium lime) 1⁄4 tsp ground cumin 4 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro salt and pepper to taste 1 Cup Wild Rice 2 Cups Organic Chicken or Veg Broth Method: Bring 2 cups broth and wild rice to boil. Season with salt/pepper and splash of olive oil. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer over low heat for 15-18 minutes with the lid on tightly. Season the shrimp with cumin, and salt and pepper … Continue reading Recipe: Fresh & Tasty Shrimp Over Wild Rice
I eat really well, so WHY am I still overweight? Do you consider yourself a pretty “healthy” person? Would you say your diet is pretty clean and whole foods based? And even though you eat relatively well, are you still a bit perplexed as to WHY you are carrying around that extra weight that just won’t budge? Nothing could be more frustrating than thinking that you’ve made all the changes you need to your diet and are eating well, being intentional about it and still things don’t shift the way you want them to. Why does that happen? I wanted … Continue reading 3 MYTHS of Healthy Eating
For those of you just jumping in on this, I recently spent nearly a month in my ‘home at heart’, Italy. Traveling from central to the South, it was an amazing 3.5 weeks full of food, drink, adventures and … LIFE lessons. In my last blog I shared some of my foodie lessons on Drinking Wine, Stopping for Coffee and Eating Carbs so if you missed it do get back to read it! You CAN live like the Italians do 🙂 This week I wanted to write about the tears and rewards. The deeper lessons. Each one of these will … Continue reading LESSONS FROM ITALY Part 2: Attitude is EVERYTHING